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Markets.com Vs. Plus500 - Compare and Choose the Right One

Updated Jul 12 2022

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Overview

Markets.com is an international broker that offers share dealing and CFD trading accounts through their own proprietary platform or MT4 and MT5.

Plus500 is an international broker specialised in CFD trading with a big range of assets including CFDs based on American options

Best For
  • Passive investors looking for share dealing services with the intent to hold shares over long perios of time
  • High volume CFD traders looking for exposure to several markets using their platform, MT4 or MT5
  • Intermediate traders looking to trade short term
  • Experienced traders looking to speculate using CFDs based on options
Licenses

Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

2

Other Licenses

2

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Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

3

Other Licenses

1

Provided by
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🏛 Financial Regulators
  • CySec (Cyprus)
  • FCA (UK)
  • ASIC (Australia)
  • FSCA (South Africa)
  • CySec (Cyprus)
  • FCA (UK)
  • ASIC (Australia)
  • MAS (Singapore)
The Good
  • Clear separation between investors and Traders by offering share dealing accounts and CFD trading accounts
  • Wide range of platforms (Proprietary, MT4, MT5)
  • Wide range of stocks and stock CFDs
  • CFDs on american options offered
  • Low minimum trade sizes
  • Propietary platform with multi-charting tools
The Bad
  • Minimum trade sizes larger than average
  • Spreads above average
  • No ability to remove leverage
  • All instruments are CFDs, you can't buy underlying assets (real stocks or cryptocurrencies)
Status
Operational Operational
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Key Data
⌛ Account Opening Time
1 day 1 day
📋 Documents Required
  • Valid identity document (Passport, ID Card, etc)
  • Valid proof of residence document (Bank statement, utility bills)

All documents must be under the account holder's name.

  • Valid identity document (Passport, ID Card, etc)
  • Valid proof of residence document (Bank statement, utility bills)

All documents must be under the account holder's name.

📍 Year Founded
2008 2008
💳 Minimum Deposit
$, €, £ - 100 $, €, £ - 100
💰 Payment Methods
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Bank Transfer
  • Neteller
  • Paypal
  • Skrill
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Bank Transfer
  • Paypal
  • Skrill
💵 Account Base Currencies
11 - USD, EUR, GBP, PLN, SEK, DKK, NOK, ZAR, CZK, CHF, AUD. 16 - USD, GBP, EUR, CHF, AUD, JPY, PLN, HUF, CZK, CAD, TRY, SEK, NOK, SGD.
🗽 Available to U.S Citizens
No No
❌ Restricted Countries
US, JP, CA, BE. US, CA, CU, SY, IR.
📊 STP Account
No Yes
📊 DMA Account
No No
📊 ECN Account
No No
Assets
📚 Available Assets
  • Real stocks and ETFs
  • CFDs on stocks, ETFs, currencies, commodities, cryptocurrencies, indices and bonds

CFDs on stocks, ETFs, currencies, commodities, cryptocurrencies, indices and options.

📙 Stocks
2,008 CFDs / 7,008 Real Stocks 2,000+
📘 Currency Pairs
67 70
📗 Commodities
28 25
📕 Indices
40 26
📔 ETFs
66 95
💸 Cryptocurrencies
25 14
📒 Bonds
4 N/A
📓 Options
NA

Option CFDs (Calls and Puts) on: Alphabet, Facebook, Apple, Deutsche Bank, Snap, Twitter, Amazon, Microsoft, Netflix, Tesla and NIO along with major indices and EUR/USD.

📗 Futures
NA N/A
📝 Notes:

Markets.com also offers share dealing account with real stocks from 16 exchanges worldwide.

All of Plus500's assets are CFDs.

Trading Experience
📈 Minimum Stock Trade Size
1 Stock Varies by Stock (Eg: 0.05 units of Tesla)
📉 Minimum ETFs Trade Size
1 ETF Varies by ETF (Eg: 0.5 units of XLK)
📈 Minimum Crypto Trade Size
Varies by Crypto (Eg: 0.01 BTC) Varies by Crypto (Eg: 0.001 BTC)
📉 Minimum FX Trade Size
$1,000 $1,000
📈 Minimum Commodities Trade Size
Varies by Commoditty (Eg: 1 Gold Contract) Varies by Commoditty (Eg: 0.2 Troy ounces of Gold)
📉 Minimum Bonds Trade Size
Varies by Bond (Eg: 10 GER10Y Bond contracts) N/A
📈 Minimum Futures Trade Size
N/A N/A
📉 Minimum Options Trade Size
N/A Varies by Option (Eg: 5 contracts of Tesla Calls)
💪 Retail Leverage
Up to 1:30 Up to 1:30
💪 Professional Leverage
Up to 1:300 Up to 1:300
✍ Customisable Leverage
No No
🎲 Deleveraged Trading
Yes No
🎓 Demo Account
Yes Yes
📱 IOS App
Yes Yes
📱 Android App
Yes Yes
📺 MetaTrader 4
Yes No
📺 MetaTrader 5
Yes No
💻 Web trader
Yes Yes
💻 TradingView Platform
Yes No
💻 Proprietary Platform
Yes Yes
📊 Multi-chart Tools
Yes Yes
👬 Copy Trading
No No
👫 Social Trading
No No
🔑 Guaranteed Stop-loss
No Yes
🔨 Trailing Stop-loss
No Yes
Fees
💰 Inactivity Fee
Yes, $10 each month after 3 months of inactivity Yes, $10 every 3 months
💰 Deposit Fees
No No
💰 Withdrawal Fees
No No
💰 Commissions
No comissions on CFDs. For share dealing, the first 3 months are commission free, then the structure is:
  • EU Shares = 0.1% (min €10)
  • UK Shares = 0.1% (min £8)
  • US Shares = 2c (min $15)
  • AU Shares = 0.1% (min A$10)
No
Spreads
📈 EUR/USD
Dynamic - From 0.7 Pips Dynamic - From 0.8 Pips
📉 SP500
Dynamic - From 100 Pips Dynamic - From 70 Pips
📈 GOLD
Dynamic - From 50 Pips Dynamic - From 30 Pips
📉 TSLA (Stock CFD)
Dynamic - From $1.81 Dynamic - From $5.2
📈 XLK (ETF - CFD)
Dynamic - From $0.31 Dynamic - From 7 Pips
📉 BTC
Dynamic - From $104.10 Dynamic - From $136
Research and Analysis
⭐ Watchlists
Yes No, only allows setting an individual favourites list
🔭 Stock Screener
No, but Investment Strategy Builder is offered No
🗓 Economic Calendar
Yes Yes
📜 Integrated Newsfeed
No No
📡 Reuters Feed
No No

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